Ravine To Freedom, Cincinnati Parks program, Feb. 20th

kathy leading a tour

Two free events for Black History Month, one through Cincinnati City Parks and the other through Cincinnati Public Library. See details below. 

Ravine to Freedom (Free Public Program)

Cincinnati Parks’ LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Preserve,  5400 Lanius Lane,         Cincinnati, OH  45224

Saturday, February 20, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  

All Aboard!  Step back in time to the year 1853 as we traverse the only “undeveloped local escape route” associated with the Underground Railroad. John Fairfield, one of the many abolitionists credited with assisting in the “Escape of the 28” is standing by with his lantern to guide you and your family to safety and freedom. Learn a secret language before setting out on the trail towards freedom and create a craft to remind you of this one of a kind experience.

Appropriate for families with children ages 10 and up

 but reservations are required. Call 542-2909 or email by Feb 18 for more information and reservations.


A free presentation about Underground Railroad sites along Hamilton Avenue. (Geared to adults.)

College Hill Branch Library– Monday, February 22, 6:30-7:30 pm        (513) 369-6036


Northside Branch Library– Monday, February 29, 6:30-7:30 pm           (513) 369-4449

Presenter: Kathy Dahl

A PowerPoint presentation covering the historic Underground Railroad sites along the Hamilton Avenue Corridor in the communities of Northside, College Hill, North College Hill and Mt Healthy. The libraries will unveil two donated story frames (one at each library) which include copies of the recent National Parks Service, Underground Railroad “Network to Freedom“ listing certificates for Wesleyan Cemetery (Northside) and the Escape 28 Corridor (Northside and College Hill).


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